Friday, January 22, 2016

Trending This Month on MzTeachuh 1/16

Educators are very interested in including the arts in STEM instruction.

STEM to STEAM Resources 

Ultimately, STEAM is people-centric, not subject-centric; it puts student personality and individuality at the forefront. With STEAM, the pressure is off to become a scientist or engineer—you can be a designer, digital artist, coder, art director, and scientist and engineer all at the same time. 
 Anna Feldman is a Future Tense research associate.

The thoughts and words of Dr. Martin Luther King still resonate in 2016.

Teachable Moment: Letter from Birmingham Jail
Teachable Moment: Letters from Birmingham Jail 

I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist. For there is the more excellent way of love and nonviolent protest.

Don't forget the arts and maybe a bit of humor!

Aww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #2 

Aww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #2

Laughter has the power to fuel engagement and help students learn.
By Robert McNeely, special for

Using Humor in the Classroom

 The lead article for Educational Links 1/21/2016 backs up the Arts Integration push. 

Teaching through the arts can be a great entry point into content. Through engaging, arts-rich instruction, students are hooked into learning. But even more than just an entry point, arts-integration can provide a scaffold for helping students tackle increasingly complex cognitive tasks.

Lily Jones

Educational Links 1/18/16  includes video resources, classroom gaming, learning theory,  and resources for Black History month.

Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore and learn more about a variety of issues. But it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history.
Matt Davis 



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